Cybersecurity Consulting Services

Cybersecurity Consulting Services — Enhance Your Business’s Security

Counter legacy and emerging cyberthreats by leveraging Toptal’s comprehensive cybersecurity consulting services. Partner with our vCISO executive security advisors, security risk specialists, and cyberdefense experts in vulnerability management, penetration testing, and secure code reviews.
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Clients Served
25,000+
Total Vetted Professionals
20,000+
Toptal Total Projects Delivered
64,000+
Cybersecurity Project Hours Delivered
124,000+

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Our Services

Toptal Cybersecurity Consulting Services

Whether you’re a security technologist or a business leader responsible for security in your organization, Toptal’s Cybersecurity Consulting services can provide you with comprehensive subject matter expertise. From enterprise security assessments and compliance-advisory consulting to product security-control integration, Toptal is the partner you are looking for.

Security Assessment

Evaluate your organizational security and receive recommendations to prevent cyberthreats.

Cybersecurity Incident Response Planning

Strengthen cybersecurity defenses with efficient incident response planning.

Product Security

Integrate our product security solutions into your development processes for more secure products and applications.

Security Compliance Readiness

Align security compliance with ISO 27001, SOC 2, and other regulatory standards.

Privacy Program Design

Build a privacy framework, align with CCPA or GDPR, and safeguard sensitive data.

Network Security

Expertly address network security gaps, segment weaknesses, and manage firewalls.

Security Audit Support and Preparation

Prepare for compliance audits with cybersecurity experts in ISO 27001, SOC 2, PCI, HITRUST, and more.

Security Risk Assessments

Partner with Toptal cybersecurity experts to conduct and manage risk assessment in specific threat landscapes.

Cyberdefense

Leverage CEH- or OSCP-certified consultants to solve cybersecurity challenges and receive vulnerability management support.

Enterprise Security Advisory

Customize enterprise cybersecurity programs with vCISO executive advisors for asset protection.

Vendor Risk Management

Enhance supply chain relationships with comprehensive standards and procedures for improved vendor security.

Security Training and Awareness

Boost data and infrastructure defense with threat intelligence and user awareness through cybersecurity training programs.

Security Operations Management

Improve your cybersecurity architecture with industry-leading tooling (e.g., MDR, SIEM) for log analysis, monitoring, and incident detection and response.

Cloud Security Consulting

Securely migrate to Google Cloud and other major platforms with the support of proven cloud experts.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

Ensure business continuity with trustworthy cyber-resilience strategies to protect against system outages.

Pen Testing and Vulnerability Assessments

Identify and fortify security gaps with expert penetration testing and thorough vulnerability assessments.

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PARTNERSHIP THAT WORKS

How We Deliver Cybersecurity Consulting Services

With experience at leading companies, members of our talent network develop and deploy tailored cybersecurity solutions to meet your business needs and unique industry demands for sustainable results and long-term success.

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Michael Figueroa
Michael Figueroa
Information Security Practice Lead

Michael is dedicated to helping Toptal clients and talent more effectively navigate the industry-wide skills gap with a security-centric application of the world’s largest distributed network of highly skilled talent. As the former President of the Advanced Cyber Security Center and a past chief information security officer (CISO), he brings a depth of industry expertise to his leadership of Toptal's Information Security Services. Michael's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT.Michael is dedicated to helping Toptal clients and talent more effectively navigate the industry-wide skills gap with a security-centric application of the world’s largest distributed network of highly skilled talent. As the former President of the Advanced Cyber Security Center and a past chief information security officer (CISO), he brings a depth of industry expertise to his leadership of Toptal's Information Security Services. Michael's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT.

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ACSC
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Cybersecurity Consulting Services That Deliver Value
Toptal delivers leading cybersecurity consulting services through its diverse talent network and flexible delivery models. We implement the right skills at each project phase, blending expertise from various roles for seamless execution.
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Michael Figueroa
Michael Figueroa
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Practice Lead

Michael is dedicated to helping Toptal clients and talent more effectively navigate the industry-wide skills gap with a security-centric application of the world’s largest distributed network of highly skilled talent. As the former President of the Advanced Cyber Security Center and a past chief information security officer (CISO), he brings a depth of industry expertise to his leadership of Toptal's Information Security Services. Michael's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT.

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Technology Experience

20+ Years

Lauren Beam
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Delivery Manager

Lauren serves as the Senior Director of Managed Delivery at Toptal with a focus on driving high-impact innovation and implementing cutting-edge technologies across diverse client portfolios, from global startups to Fortune 500 companies. Her expertise in product strategy, program development, and performance optimization contributes to her success in crafting forward-thinking solutions that redefine success in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Previously Managed Client

Experience

10+ Years

Gaya Dissanayake
Gaya Dissanayake
Verified Expert in Engineering
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11+ Years

of Experience

Vulnerability Analyst

Gaya is a cybersecurity expert who loves finding cracks in company security and creating powerful solutions to fill them. With numerous global CTF (capture the flag) competitions under her belt, Gaya excels in vulnerability management, cloud security, incident response, security awareness, and security risk management (PCI/DSS, ISO 27001, CMMC). Gaya is well versed with Qualys, Rapid7, Nessus, Splunk, Carbon Black, SentinelOne, Azure Sentinel, Azure cloud tools, and those in Kali Linux.

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Subbu Somasundaram
Subbu Somasundaram
Verified Expert in Engineering
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22+ Years

of Experience

Cloud Security Architect

Subbu is a subject matter expert in information security and has more than 22 years of information technology experience. He has assisted large enterprise customers in the banking, telecommunication, and e-commerce sectors with security transformation, DevSecOps, security architecture, and implementations. Subbu's security expertise includes AWS, GCP, IAM, enterprise security, data protection, and application security and compliance.

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Anurag Yadav
Anurag Yadav
Verified Expert in Engineering
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10+ Years

of Experience

Security Compliance Advisor

Anurag is an experienced security professional with a strong background in incident handling and threat hunting based on different attack frameworks. He has expertise in Active Directory and cloud security (Azure), utilizing offensive security tools such as Bloodhound to identify and mitigate threats. He's played a key role in the development and deployment of SOC infrastructure. He's delivered training to different tiers of the SOC team on security best practices, compliance, and the cyber threat landscape.

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Tarun Sharma
Tarun Sharma
Verified Expert in Engineering
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10+ Years

of Experience

Enterprise Security Architect

Tarun is a software architect who has worked with Fortune 500 clients and enterprise-level companies like Nestlé and Deloitte. He is also a result-oriented Citect SCADA Certified Engineer experienced in leading industrial control systems, SCADA, energy management systems (EMS), and critical infrastructure solution strategy development. As an IRCA Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, Tarun has expertly consulted and audited based on the said ISO framework.

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Mark Castagneri
Mark Castagneri
Verified Expert in Engineering
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15+ Years

of Experience

Security Risk Strategist

Mark is a risk assessor, program manager, security operations engineer, and architect with over 10 years of experience implementing risk reduction initiatives. He has a deep understanding of various security frameworks and tools. Mark has successfully developed budgets, risk-informed roadmaps, and project plans and has led multidisciplinary teams to effectively reduce risks and demonstrate compliance with standards, as confirmed by third-party auditors.

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Joe Bagdon
Joe Bagdon
Verified Expert in Engineering
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30+ Years

of Experience

Executive Security Advisor

Joe is a seasoned security and infrastructure engineering professional with experience performing application and network assessments, writing and enforcing policies, providing defense for an enterprise environment, and administrating infrastructures. He has in-depth knowledge of information security, information technology, and information warfare. Joe is a competent Python programmer, adding automation and integration that reduces workloads.

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CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS

Cybersecurity Expertise Tailored to Your Industry

Leverage Toptal's cybersecurity expertise to safeguard your business. Our cybersecurity teams provide specific, actionable, and industry-leading guidance across multiple industries from technology to healthcare and industrials.

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Mario Merlano

Mario Merlano

Technology Industry Leader

Mario is an expert in account leadership, executive leadership, delivery, and project management/business analysis.

Previously Managed Client

Product Security Architecture

Ensure products are built with robust security features to safeguard your business and protect against cyberthreats throughout their usage.

Security Operations Management

Oversee security infrastructure, manage threat detection and response, and ensure continuous monitoring and improvement of security measures.

TRUSTED BY LEADING INDUSTRY PARTNERS:

Microsoft
Google
Amazon Web Services

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Trace Johannesen

Trace Johannesen

Financial Services Industry Leader

With 25+ years in professional services, Trace excels in understanding client goals, aligning talent resources, and bringing a solution-oriented mindset to create excellent outcomes.

Years of experience

Financial Security Compliance and Audit Readiness

Comprehensive compliance solutions, including regular audits, risk assessments, and robust cybersecurity frameworks to protect financial data and transactions.

Financial Platform Threat Assessment

Identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities, assess the risk of financial data breaches, implement measures to mitigate these risks, and stay compliant.

A FEW OF OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES CLIENTS:

Blackstone
Taxfix
|SOS
HUB International

Connect With Our Communications, Media & Entertainment Team

Bryan Henderson

Bryan Henderson

Media & Entertainment Industry Leader

Bryan brings deep Agile delivery experience in product development, complex systems integration (custom and SaaS), project/program management, data analytics, and quality engineering.

Previously Managed Client

Media Industry Cybersecurity Solutions

Protect content throughout the creation to distribution process, safeguard intellectual property, and ensure the security of digital media platforms.

Platform Vulnerability Assessment

Identify security weaknesses in systems used for content creation, distribution, and management, and safeguard intellectual property and user data.

A FEW OF OUR COMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT CLIENTS:

Duolingo
Los Angeles Times
Zendesk
Coupang

Connect With Our Consumer Products Team

Jonathan Xiu

Jonathan Xiu

Consumer Products Industry Leader

Jonathan has over a decade of experience tackling complex business transformations to improve topline growth, margin expansion, go-to-market effectiveness, and operational efficiency.

Previously Managed Client

Cybersecurity for Consumer product and Retail industry

Secure customer data, safeguard transactional information, and ensure the overall security of retail systems and networks.

E-commerce Platform Security

Fortify digital storefronts, protect customer data, ensure secure online transactions, and build trust among consumers.

A FEW OF OUR CONSUMER PRODUCTS CLIENTS:

DoorDash
Kohler
The Kraft Heinz Company
AB InBev

Connect With Our Healthcare Team

Raj Vishnu

Raj Vishnu

Healthcare Industry Leader

Raj is an expert in US healthcare, strategic sales, product development, digital delivery, Agile transformation, and technology leadership.

Previously Managed Client

Healthcare Security Compliance and Audit Readiness

Prepare for audits, implement best practices in security, and ensure all systems and processes are up-to-date with the latest healthcare compliance requirements.

Data Privacy and PHI/PII Protection:

Implement stringent security measures to safeguard patient health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII).

A FEW OF OUR HEALTHCARE CLIENTS:

Calm
Centene
Henry Schein

Connect With Our Industrials Team

Jordan Fulk

Jordan Fulk

Industrials Leader

Jordan has a history of working in the talent industry across sales, market research, management, interviewing, and business relationship management.

Previously Managed Client

Operational Technology Protection

Implement secure systems to manage physical processes, ensure the safety of operations, and protect against cyberthreats.

Critical Infrastructure Regulatory Compliance Support

Maintain compliance with regulations governing critical infrastructure and ensure systems controlling physical processes meet security standards.

A FEW OF OUR INDUSTRIALS CLIENTS:

Precision Drilling
Bridgestone #262D3D
Ricoh

Connect with Our Automotive Team

Jordan Fulk

Jordan Fulk

Automotive Industry Leader

Jordan has a history of working in the talent industry across sales, market research, management, interviewing, and business relationship management.

Previously Managed Client

Automotive Platform Vulnerability Management

Monitor, assess, and respond to potential security threats in automotive technologies, ensuring the safety and integrity of vehicular systems.

Embedded Security Architecture

Design and implement security architectures for in-vehicle systems to protect against cyberattacks, ensuring the safety of automotive technologies.

A FEW OF OUR AUTOMOTIVE CLIENTS:

Toyota
Spin
Bridgestone

UNRIVALED EXPERTISE

Our Talent Has Worked With Top Companies

With experience at the world’s leading companies, our talent brings valuable insights and expertise to ensure world-class outcomes.

Google
OpenAI
Meta
Microsoft
Apple
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OUR THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

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Michael Figueroa

Michael Figueroa

Information Security Practice Lead
27 Years of Experience
Michael is the Information Security Practice Lead at Toptal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in brain and cognitive sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in high-tech crime investigations from George Washington University. Before joining Toptal, Michael served as executive director of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, and held other roles in the field, including consultant, principal investigator, advisor to government officials, and chief information security officer.

Previously at

Advanced Cyber Security CenterBooz Allen HamiltonBAE Systems

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